By Mary Renault
Via the tip of his reign, Alexander the nice had seized keep watch over of an empire that prolonged from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River. whilst he died in 323 BC, a fervent scramble for strength ensued. Funeral video games is Mary Renault's striking novel of this turmoil and the sluggish erosion of the Greek empire. the facility avid gamers comprise Ptolemy, father-son groups, and a cadre of influential women—not least of whom is Eurydike, whose plan is to marry Alexander's disabled brother, Arridaios.
Brimming with outsize personalities, brazen plots, and a sweeping experience of background, Funeral video games brings to brilliant lifestyles the area of Alexander the good, and the seismic tumult within the wake of his death.
Funeral video games is the ultimate quantity of the Novels of Alexander the nice trilogy, which starts with The Persian Boy andFire from Heaven.
This booklet gains an illustrated biography of Mary Renault together with infrequent photographs of the writer.
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Funeral Games (Alexander the Great, Book 3) by Mary Renault